Volunteer Income Tax Assistance


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The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program through United Way of Kenosha County, Kenosha County Job Center and community partners, provides free, quality tax preparation from IRS-certified preparers to individuals and families earning up to $64,000 annually. 

Our VITA program helps taxpayers access qualifying tax credits such as Child Tax Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit, the Wisconsin Homestead Credit and more. 

During the past 14 years, volunteers have helped hard-working Kenosha families walking a financial tightrope receive more than $22 million in qualifying tax credits and refunds!

Thank you for a successful tax season.  We are now longer accepting appointments. 

Other Free Option For Filing:


MyFreeTaxes helps people file their taxes for free while getting the assistance they need. United Way provides MyFreeTaxes in partnership with the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to help filers prepare their tax returns on their own or have their return prepared for them for free.

You will create an account and answer a series of questions. 







If you have any questions please contact Rita Nicholson, VITA Program Coordinator, at RNicholson@kenoshaunitedway.org.

or call (262) 960-9178



Don't pay to file your taxes.  If your household earns less than $73,000 in 2022, you can file your federal and state tax returns for free using MyFreeTaxes.com.  This is the only free, national, online tax filing product offered by a nonprofit.  United Way has made this available as part of our fight for the financial stability of every person in our community. 

MyFreeTaxes is completely free for individuals and families who've earned less than $73,000 in 2022 - whether you file in multiple states, work freelance, have a side gig, or earn investment income.  It is powered by H&R Block's premium software, so filing is easy, secure, and guaranteed to be 100% accurate.  The software scans for any tax credit your entitled to, making sure you get your maximum refund.  If you have questions along the way, IRS-Certified specialists are ready to answer your questions in real time. 

Since 2009, over 950,000 Americans have successfully filed using MyFreeTaxes.


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Below you will find additional resources to be used when filing your taxes as well as stories showcasing VITA's impact. Check them out:

Click here to view the "How to Prepare Your Taxes From Home" Instructions

Visit Myfreetaxes.com to file your tax return for free if your household earns under $73,000.

Click here to visit the IRS Non-filer Advanced Child Tax Credit Portal and learn more about who can use it.

Here's how VITA Helps Our Community:

            Click here to hear how the VITA program helped Pam.

            Click here to learn how VITA helped Cristabel.

            Click hear to hear the story of Kim.

For questions and additional assistance, contact unitedway@kenoshaunitedway.org or call 262658-4104

We are still accepting volunteers for next tax season.

Complete the Volunteer Application and the Background Check Form today!


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Thank you to our VITA partners and sponsors

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